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Database Design training – for free?

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Published Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:58 AM by Hugo Kornelis

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Francesco Quaratino said:


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January 30, 2014 6:01 AM

Nico van der Walt said:

Hi Francesco, thanks for the opportunity to stand a chance to win a free pass.

I am the only one looking after the databases in our company and have had to learn everything on my own. I have formulated a 3 phase strategy:

1. Configuration of servers and admin. This I have done after doing much reading on blogs as to best practices (Brent Ozar, Paul Randall and the like).

2. Index optimization.

3. T-SQL best practices and database design.

I am at the point of completing the first two phases and am about to embark on phase 3, however as I have mentioned, the training is all self-taught.

Being in South Africa, unfortunately the exchange rate of Rand to Dollar has hit a 5 year low. As of this writing stands at 11.27 Rands to the USD, so has made self study prohibitive.

It would be much appreciated if you could consider my request.

Many thanks,


January 30, 2014 10:01 AM

Jagannath Patro said:

A starting new bie with no budget to afford the training.

May be a learning pass from a good samaritan can help me learn the excellent in depth concepts of database design by an expert.

January 31, 2014 2:42 AM

Antonello Farella said:

it a great opportunity for me to learn



February 6, 2014 7:03 AM

Pasquale Ceglie said:

The act, process, or experience of gaining knowledge or skill.

This is learning!!!

February 6, 2014 8:58 AM

Hugo Kornelis said:

I waited a few extra days to see if there would be more entries - but I now really have to announce the winners.

With five prizes to give away and five entrants, the decision was very easy. Each of the five entrants wins.

Franseco, Nico, Jagannath, Antonelle, and Pasquale: Congratulations!

Please contact me (you can use the "Email" link in the upper right part of the screen) so that I can send you your one-week Pluralsoght pass.

February 15, 2014 4:33 PM

cbitss said:

i want to know more about T-SQL area. plz give me a detail

May 12, 2014 4:55 AM

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About Hugo Kornelis

Hugo is co-founder and R&D lead of perFact BV, a Dutch company that strives to improve analysis methods and to develop computer-aided tools that will generate completely functional applications from the analysis deliverable. The chosen platform for this development is SQL Server. In his spare time, Hugo likes to visit the SQL Server newsgroups, in order to share and enhance his knowledge of SQL Server.
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